It is the holidays and food is everywhere, so what can we do to NOT gain weight?!
Holiday Tips To NOT Gain Weight
Remember these tips when celebrating, going to parties and enjoying family and friends. These few simple things will ensure that you don’t literally “roll” out of the holiday season and into the New Year!
Holiday Food Tip # 1
Dancing is one way to stay active that works right into the holiday entertainment!
There are always ways to add activities into your life so that you do not ONLY eat! Park further away, take a play romp with the little ones outside, or dancing are just a few of the many ways you can stay active. Every little bit counts!!
#2 Don’t Let Food Pushers Push You
Don’t let “food pushers” push you into eating more!!! We all know what a food pusher is… someone who pushes food on you! Eat this or that, eat more, have seconds….
These are the people who, for whatever reason, seem to believe that they cannot have any holiday fun unless they get you to give in to their food weaknesses.
Whether it is a co-worker with a can of cookies or Aunt Mary with her extra helping of mashed potatoes the best thing to do is keep saying “no thank you!”
#3 Don’t Let Emotions Play Role In Holiday Eating Choices
We are cave people living in the 21st century.
Emotional eating was programed into us during the cave man/woman days. A cave person’s stress was in the hunt as well as in other crisis. It usually meant eat or be eaten. Stress today may not mean a life-or-death situation, but our programing still operates with a “grab and eat” emotional response.
A strategy to prevent emotional eating over the holidays is to be mindful. You can be mindful by making a plan, either for the whole holiday period or on an event-by-event basis.
Constantly remind yourself of your plan and bring yourself back to the here and now, notice what’s in your hand, notice what’s on your plate, and pay attention to what you are eating.
Holiday Tips Newsletter & NY Resolution Club
As the holiday rolls along we will keep sending out holiday tips and beginning January 2nd we will be providing support for NY resolutions.
If you want more information about the New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss Club join this list so that you get all the announcements.
Please share any holiday tips you may have in the comment boxes below this article!
If you are not on our newsletter list you had better join so that you get all the announcements and tips about healthy living in the new year.
(No Spam! That is a promise!)
NOTE: Those who already joined the “I Am Not Gaining Weight Over The Holidays Club” do not need to join again!
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6 Responses to “3 Tips NOT To Gain Weight Over Holidays”
Julie Toller Says:
Your funny! I took the 6 week class when it first came out and loved it. May sign up again as need to refresh… thanks,
Patti Meyers Says:
You are a surprise Deb…. sometimes you are so serious and others you are a card. Thanks for the holiday tips and looking forward to the NY Weight Loss club!